Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that allows for the construction of more than 8,000 new homes for Texas.
The governor signed the bill in response to a surge in demand for housing in Texas, as construction has exploded in recent years, with an average of 6,000 units built per month.
The new homes will be affordable to low-income families and provide a better alternative to high-priced homes.
The House passed the bill by a vote of 234-0, with the Senate approving it by a 51-43 vote.
Abbott signed the legislation after signing an executive order that authorized construction of a new bridge to connect Lake Charles, La., to the Louisiana coast.
The project would be called the “Texas Central Bridge.” Read more